The Lumpkin County Assessors’ office mailed the 2019 property assessment notices on Tuesday, April 30th to property owners. As required by state law, this annual notice will show the prior year valuation, current year valuation, and also include an ‘estimate’ of the 2019 property tax bill.
As a reminder, your property tax assessment notice is not a tax bill. The estimate of taxes on your notice is based on the current year's assessed value and the previous year's millage rate. The 2019 millage rate will not be determined until it is approved by the various governing authorities, the County, and the Lumpkin County Board of Education.
Property owners will have 45 days from the date of the notice to file an appeal via U.S. mail or in person. Only the USPS postmark can be used to determine timeliness of any appeals mailed close to the deadline. While the actual estimate of tax cannot be appealed, property owners may appeal their property valuation based on value, uniformity or taxability.
Appraisers have been making on-site field inspections to update and verify information not only to residential property but commercial, industrial and agriculture properties as well. Changes in value due to these inspections and updates will be reflected in these notices.
The real estate market has been steadily improving over the past 3 years, and the Lumpkin County Assessors’ Office staff has been working diligently to keep up with the pace of rising property values and ensure that all property in Lumpkin County is being valued fairly, equitably and according to State law. If you have questions or concerns regarding your 2019 Assessment Notice of Valuation, please feel free to contact us, and one of our appraisers will be happy to assist you.
The Lumpkin County Assessors' Office can be reached by phone at 706-864-2433, or in person at the Lumpkin County Administration Building located at 99 Courthouse Hill, Suite C, Dahlonega GA 30533.